Heather Colpitts

The Home Builders Association Vancouver will hold its annual Coats for Kids drive in 2020 to benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and Surrey Christmas Bureau. (HAVAN/Special to Black Press Media)

Maple Ridge business is drop off point for home-builder Christmas fundraiser

Coats for Kids is accepting winter wear as well as cash donations to help local children

The Home Builders Association Vancouver will hold its annual Coats for Kids drive in 2020 to benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and Surrey Christmas Bureau. (HAVAN/Special to Black Press Media)
The Langley RCMP executed a warrant on a Willoughby home Oct. 30 and seized about $20,000 in merchandise. (Langley RCMP)

Lower Mainland RCMP seize more than 100 high-end household goods worth $20,000

Fraudulent credit cards were used for curbside pickups at various Langley businesses

  • Nov 5, 2020
The Langley RCMP executed a warrant on a Willoughby home Oct. 30 and seized about $20,000 in merchandise. (Langley RCMP)
The B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a decision about the actions of an elementary school teacher in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley elementary teacher suspended for grabbing, shoving, yelling at kids

Roxann Rojas will lose her legal authority to teach for two weeks from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, 2020

  • Oct 28, 2020
The B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a decision about the actions of an elementary school teacher in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
The RCMP photo shows cannabis that was seized as part of the E-Prominent investigation. (RCMP)

Four Langley and Surrey men charged in 2019 pot export case

Warrants were executed on properties in Surrey, Langley and Delta in June and August 2019

  • Oct 27, 2020
The RCMP photo shows cannabis that was seized as part of the E-Prominent investigation. (RCMP)
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ON COOKING: Chef offers a new take on pumpkin spice

Pumpkin puree can be used to make a salad dressing

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The News is preparing detailed election coverage for readers, including information about voting. (The News graphic)

BC VOTES: Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows candidates sent questionnaires

The community newspaper has sent packages to candidates. If they haven’t received them, get them here

The News is preparing detailed election coverage for readers, including information about voting. (The News graphic)
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is marking National Seniors Day with a virtual event.

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge invited to take part in virtual National Seniors Day gathering

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons invites people to take part in an Oct. 1 event online

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is marking National Seniors Day with a virtual event.
Emergency crews were called to Royal Crescent near Lougheed Highway on Thursday evening for a report of a stabbing. (Google Maps)

Evening stabbing second on Thursday in Maple Ridge

A man was treated for minor injuries after a stabbing at Royal Crescent and Lougheed Highway

Emergency crews were called to Royal Crescent near Lougheed Highway on Thursday evening for a report of a stabbing. (Google Maps)
A Sept. 8 satellite image shows haze over much of southern B.C. A special weather statement about wildfire haze remains in place as of Friday, Sept. 11. (Environment Canada)

Yup, Pitt Meadows was hot Thursday. It was a record setter

The thermometer hit 31.8 degrees Celsius

A Sept. 8 satellite image shows haze over much of southern B.C. A special weather statement about wildfire haze remains in place as of Friday, Sept. 11. (Environment Canada)
Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)

LABOUR DAY: Labour council for Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows says COVID-19 forever changed workplace

Economic recovery a chance to make workplaces safer and more just, council says

Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek hosted the first Winter Wonderland event at the Cascades Casino and Resort on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s top cop reassigned amid charity gala questions

Overtime concerns raised in connection to RCMP attendance at Langely City mayor’s gala

  • Sep 1, 2020
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek hosted the first Winter Wonderland event at the Cascades Casino and Resort on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)
Makenna Cowieson of Maple Ridge is performing at the 2020 PNE drive-thru event. (PNE/Special to the News)

Maple Ridge dance talent returns to PNE in unique 2020 format

Dancers are performing for patrons who are driving through the annual fair

Makenna Cowieson of Maple Ridge is performing at the 2020 PNE drive-thru event. (PNE/Special to the News)
The highest public participation in a decade helped shape the annual provincial budget consultation report. (B.C. government graphic)

Maple Ridge MLA part of budget consultation

Despite COVID-19, budget consultations saw highest public participation rate in a decade

The highest public participation in a decade helped shape the annual provincial budget consultation report. (B.C. government graphic)
The new local hospice residence is under construction and expected to be done next summer. (B.C. Ministry of Health graphic)

Construction underway on Langley’s new hospice residence

The new 15-bed facility is slated for completion in summer 2021

The new local hospice residence is under construction and expected to be done next summer. (B.C. Ministry of Health graphic)
A brother and sister, both weighing nine pounds, were brought into the Critter Care Wildlife Society rehabilitation centre recently. (Critter Care photo)

VIDEO: Bear cub brother and sister boost Langley wildlife centre population

The rehabilitation centre has taken in more than 1,100 animals so far in 2020

A brother and sister, both weighing nine pounds, were brought into the Critter Care Wildlife Society rehabilitation centre recently. (Critter Care photo)
Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Maple Ridge-based farm market buys Ralph’s market in Langley

Meridian Farm Markets takes ownership of Ralph’s in August and plans to keep the name

Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Scamp Industries Ltd. website shows several awards the company displays.

Aldergrove fuel firm fined $200,000 over federal gas tank regulations

The company entered a guilty plea for five counts under federal law

  • Jun 12, 2020
The Scamp Industries Ltd. website shows several awards the company displays.
Ridge Meadows Seniors Society’s Seniors Helping Santa volunteers have hosted fashion galas in the past. Such fundraisers and special events have not been possible since the pandemic so local groups are finding new ways to host events and keep seniors connected. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge seniors honoured in novel ways for Seniors’ Week

Traditional gatherings are out, but local seniors groups wanted to mark the occasion

Ridge Meadows Seniors Society’s Seniors Helping Santa volunteers have hosted fashion galas in the past. Such fundraisers and special events have not been possible since the pandemic so local groups are finding new ways to host events and keep seniors connected. (The News files)
The Ridge Meadows Seniors Society is hosting tax preparation drop-off events for seniors needing help with filling out their returns. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows seniors tax clinics offer drive-up drop-off service

No appointments needed for seniors who meet eligibility criteria to get tax help

The Ridge Meadows Seniors Society is hosting tax preparation drop-off events for seniors needing help with filling out their returns. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Langley RCMP are investigating a shooting at a shopping centre in the 6300 block of 200th Street. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Apparent shooting near Chuck E. Cheese in Lower Mainland leaves man in ‘grave condition’

Police were called Friday evening to a complex in Langley and say the shooting is targeted

Langley RCMP are investigating a shooting at a shopping centre in the 6300 block of 200th Street. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to the Langley Advance Times)